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What is Advance Funeral Planning?
Many people choose to pre-plan their funerals. Pre-planning means making funeral arrangements in advance of the need of them. Ligon & Bobo has assisted families with advance planning since 1920.

How Much Does It Cost?
Advance planning at Ligon & Bobo costs nothing. We will help make funeral plans and keep a record of your wishes. Some families prefer to pre-pay for a funeral. They want to set aside funds in order to make it easier financially for their survivors. Whether you pay for it in full or over time, Ligon & Bobo protects your investment in an insured account.

Who Can Best Assist With Advance Planning?
Advance planning involves more than selecting a casket. It designates trust in a professional who will make sure every aspect of the funeral proceeds according to the plan, and that survivors receive full support during the grieving process. For this reason, advance planning is best conducted with the help of a licensed funeral director. Only licensed funeral directors assist with advance planning at Ligon & Bobo. Funeral planning should be free of pressure. It is best done with the help of someone who is not a commissioned salesperson.

When Does Advance Planning Make Sense?
Advance planning makes sense at any time. If it is on your mind, or if you feel that it may benefit your family for you to make plans in advance, then contacting Ligon & Bobo makes sense today.

Where Do I Start?
It is easy to get started with advance planning by contacting Ligon & Bobo. A funeral director can meet you at your home or at the funeral home. We can also be of service if you have pre-planned at another funeral home and wish to transfer your plan to Ligon & Bobo. Please contact us at any time for assistance with funeral arrangements.

Have the Talk of a Life Time.  
People talk about many things with their loved ones: from day-to-day details to big events. Sharing stories with those who matter most isn’t just important today; it will be especially significant when it’s time to commemorate a life. Ligon and Bobo is participating in the Have the Talk of a Lifetime national effort to encourage families to have conversations about life and what matters most. These discussions can help families make important decisions about how they wish to remember and honor the lives of their loved ones.

Through meaningful memorialization – that is, taking time to reflect on the unique life of a loved one and remember the difference they made – families and friends take an important step in the journey toward healing after death.

Individuals and their families have more options than even before for memorializing their loved one at the end of life. From simple to very elaborate, there are a variety of ways a family can honor their loved one in a personal and meaningful way.

Memorialization is so much more than it used to be.   It can reflect a person’s life story – their values, interests and experiences – and be transformative, healing and comforting. Meaningful memorialization starts when loved ones talk about what matters most: memories made, lessons learned and how they hope to be remembered.

Ligon and Bobo is pleased to offer individuals and families in the community a free brochure – Have the Talk of a Lifetime, that will help them begin a conversation about life.